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Collection of Your Personal Information
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If you are accessing this Site on a mobile device, we may also collect additional information such as the type of device you use, unique device ID, wireless mobile subscriber ISDN number, etc.
If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through secretaryofstates.com’s public message boards or commenting system, this information may be collected and used by others.
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Use of Your Personal Information
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secretaryofstates.com may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from secretaryofstates.com and its affiliates. secretaryofstates.com may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
secretaryofstates.com may sell, rent, or lease customer information to third parties for the following reasons: marketing or advertising purposes, or another business purpose.
secretaryofstates.com may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. secretaryofstates.com may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
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Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance: http://optout.aboutads.info/
For more information on Facebook’s privacy practices, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
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Children Under Age 13
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Additional Notices Regarding Google Analytics Advertising Features
This Site may use Google Analytics Advertising features. These features include: Remarketing with Google Analytics; Google Display Network Impression Reporting; Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting; Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers; and other features.
These features enable Google Analytics to collect data about visitors to this Site via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. Users can review Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web at the following URL: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. Users can opt out of interest-based ads at the following URL: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads.
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Changes to This Policy
We may occasionally make changes to this Policy. Any changes are immediately effective upon publication. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
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The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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